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:yay:

 

Never called it an acronym before :facepalm: I'm so long :LOL:

 

Love touring cars!

I like watchiNG rallying too

 

 

Ahh it's race season :D be back at the banger racing this summer no doubt as well WOOP

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WWJD

 

 

Anyway, BTCC, anyone watch it? :LOL:

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So Knockhill what a great track normally full of all sorts should be interesting .

Would love to have the opportunity to drive this on a track day . Watch for the airborne cars should be a good watch.

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I. Have a vested interest in the BTCC as the 147 I have I collected from one of the drivers who was selling on behalf of a customer of theirs.

Keep your eyes open for Dan Welsh in the Proton and team mate Dave Nye in the focus .

Poor Dan seems to keep getting taken out he's due a good finish .

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I recorded today's races so haven't watched it yet. Its the only racing i really like watching as its not very predictable unlike some racing.

 

I want to try & get to 1 of the races as i have never been before. The Alfa specialist i use also help out with 1 of the touring car teams too & after chatting to them about stuff its surprising how much work goes into the cars & how much it costs :o

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Yes had a look at the proton I mentioned and there really isn't much of it left the whole of the front is space frame not an inner wing to be seen ! The rest is mainly roll cage . I was really surprised how small and relatively uncomplicated the engine looked too.

The people I met were Welch Motorsport and its a really small set up and they said as soon as they have money it's gone straight back into the car . Would love to have ago though.

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I haven't been lucky enough to see an actual touring car but i have been to 1 of the brscc Alfa championship races & seen the Green diesel GT quite a bit. That is a great looking car & a lot of work goes in to that too & it pays off as Darrelle is doing really well. They have a Punto too & frasier is doing well with that :)

 

The team is team hard who fred & chris help out with so 1 of the newer teams, i love tom onslow-coles passat & think it looks great as a touring car :cool: the fords were doing pretty well last race too & considering they were putting the engine back in on smiths car when the others were already on the grid he done really well to get the finish that he did!

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Yes the passat does look good in that form as does the Toyota both cars that you would normally call bland.

I did watch today so won't say anymore till you've had chance to watch maybe tomorrow ;)

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:LOL: thanks, hopefully i will get to watch it over the next couple of days :thumbs: the proton looks pretty good too, i usually hate them but as a race car it kind of works :)

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Managed to watch it all today :thumbs: Knockhill looks a great track :cool: the way the cars go over the chicane on 2 wheels & what looks to be right on the verge of tipping over is amazing. Bit of a shame for Paul O'neill in the 1st race & what happened with his team mate in qualifying

 

I thought the Mini championship looks like really good racing too & it would be good if they were included every race weekend :)

 

Impressive ending to shedden's civic too. Heard it was engine failure but it definately went with a bang, thats the 2nd time i've seen his car on fire :o

 

Team Hard had a busy weekend by the looks of with the damage to a few of their cars & im surprised paul o'neill got another race out of the insignia. Heard him say £30k damage to the engine & £20k in bodywork so an expensive return to the championship if that was right :(

 

Can't wait until Rockingham, if i can afford it i might try & get there to watch it :yay:

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Yes it was an expensive re start to his touring car racing . The team did an amazing job to get him back out for the last race. They certainly had a busy weekend.

Poor Dan welch had a bit of a mixed weekend too with a none finish (alternator) I think and a highest finish so far in 7th. Mind you think some of that was down to the others that dropped out. Still it all counts.

I really like Knockhill it really evens things up a bit and really pushes the cars to the max.

Might be a good idea for a get together at some point as it would make a great day out and not normally to pricey . Maybe worth a thought for the future or possibly next year so that we could choose a track central to as many as are interested.

As for the minis it would be good to see a bit more of them, I think it's because of the clio's they normally get the spotlight .

Good close racing through all the groups though . I would like to go too at some point . Have start putting a bit in my piggy bank :).

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